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Old 08-30-2013, 11:10 AM   #1
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Heading out this evening after work on my wife's V-Strom..



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Give me a couple of weeks and I'll try to fix the embedding. *sigh*

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Old 09-10-2013, 07:59 AM   #2
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Uploading pics now. Going to take awhile. Ran into so FF's out and about and had an excellent ride. Clicking the link above will show my SPOT track..

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Old 09-10-2013, 02:58 PM   #3
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Plan is to leave town immediately after work Friday. I choose a pay lot near the buildings I'm usually in so that I can occasionally take a peek at the bike to make sure it's still there and of course to make sure I still have something left to live for to get me through the day.



The whistle blows and I'm out of here!

Some bits of weather to watch as I ride off into the sunset.



Dinner will be at a non-descript truck stop Taco Bell. I gotta make some miles tonight.



It occurs to me that I can kill two birds with one stone. I've always been curious about the Katy Trail, and I bet there is a bench I can sleep on.



Of course, it's a brazillian degrees and humid. I can't sleep and it's just as well because the facility closes a couple of hours ago. As I'm getting back on the bike, security comes to likely check me out. Heading up the road a bit, there's a Roadway Inn that's got my name on it. The guy who checks me in has a pile of Arduino stuff back on the desk and tells me all about it when I ask. Pretty cool, and I regret not getting a couple of pictures of it and him.

Not bad progress for an evening's ride.



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Old 09-12-2013, 07:39 AM   #4
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I guess it means something, but I'm not sure what. I don't think I've ever had anti-perspirant melt before?



I figure it out and am on the road before too long.



Woohoo!



And some service area fixin's for breakfast..



Kansas, Baby!



Today it's a little bit warm.











Eventually Colorado makes an appearance..



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So I'm keeping an eye on those clouds and that column of rain, mentally reconciling perceived distance and scale to the map in my head as the miles pass.



I pass just to the West of it at Limon, then soon mountains come into view..



And then I'm in 'em. People can moan and complain about I-70 all they like, but it has brought me to some very nice places over the years.



It's starting to rain, but I know a place. Turns out they've got new management this year and rates are up. Also turns out it's Labor Day weekend, and a Saturday at that, so I pays my money.



And gets a room off the back along the creek..





What a difference a bit of elevation makes..





Grabbed some Mooshi next door..



Then call it a night..



Oh yeah, no 700-miler for me today..



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I sleep like a baby and the sun comes around the other side as it is wont to do.



Facebook does what it does and before I know it I'm looking at Salida. From Georgetown, one can take the pass and it's supposed to be scenic.



Woot! So off I go, up the hill past the joggers and dog-walkers and the small-yet-mostly-empty town reservoir..



This side of the pass is all paved, and it's a popular destination..





It's nice up-top though, jacket weather and just the right amount, too.



Nice views..







Did I say chilly?







Time to head down the other side..



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Old 09-15-2013, 04:42 PM   #7
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After some miles the road becomes nice high-speed graded dirt, although this morning it's a bit wet and a bit slick..



Did I mention it's a bit slick?



But nice and scenic..



It pops out on a main road and I follow the front wheel more or less South..





Rolling into Salida and, what the hell?



Bike gets parked on some new-fangled motorcycle parking across the street nearly right out in front of Fat Tees..



Where a crowd will soon form...



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We chill with Hayduke and company..





Gawk at the rig a bit more..



Then I hit the road again. Looks like rain..







It gets better soon though, much better in fact..





Some tunnel business later..







And I find myself at Mesa Verde National Park..



Where I get to watch the rains instead of riding through them..



Home for the night..





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In as usual scarysharkface be it bike or Jeep.
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I'm so far behind on this that when I look at the gallery on smugmug I have a hard time remembering where I took the pictures!

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